Instructional Technology (MEd)

Master of Education in Instructional Technology (IT MED)
Unit: College of Education and Human Development (GE)
Department: Middle and Secondary Education Department
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Academic Plan Code(s): IT_ _MED

Program Information

This program is designed for Rank 2 Kentucky certified teachers who would like to earn a master's degree, pursue Rank 1 status and complete the endorsement for Instructional Computer Technology. The MEd in Instructional Technology was designed in collaboration with P-12 classroom teachers, district specialists, and university faculty for preparing school and district Technology Coordinators. The program leads to an Instructional Computer Technology endorsement (grades P-12) and satisfies the following student outcomes:

  • Prepares candidates to be a technology-using teacher of students, as well as a Technology Coordinator for a school or district
  • Meets the International Society for Technology in Education Standards (ISTE)
  • Emphasizes a compendium of skills required for students to be competitive and successful in a global and digital world
  • Prepares candidates to work with P-12 students
  • Is taught by recognized faculty in collaboration with practitioners
  • Focuses on meeting the needs of diverse learners
  • Places the classroom and school as the focus of course discussions and assessments

If you are not a P-12 teacher but are interested in instructional technology, Industry IT certifications, instructional design, and state-of-the-art training development for military, government, and private industry, go to BS in Workforce Leadership and/or MS in Human Resource and Organizational Development.

Please note that certified teachers must have a master's degree/Rank 2 status prior to admission to this program.

Admission Requirements

  • Admission to the Graduate School/MEd in Instructional Computer Technology program
  • Official transcripts with a GPA of 2.75 in the Bachelor's degree and a 3.0 GPA or higher for graduate work.
  • Applicants who have attended a college or university outside of the United States are also required to submit an evaluation of their transcript through either WES (World Education Services) or ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators)Please note that transcript evaluations can sometimes take several weeks.
  • Acceptable scores on the GRE. Please note: when submitting GRE scores through ETS, have scores sent to the general University of Louisville code, 1838. 
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Kentucky teaching certificate and Rank 2
  • Personal statement
  • Signed Professional Code of Ethics/Technology User Agreement
  • TOEFL is required of all students from countries in which English is not the native language) students holding a baccalaureate or advanced degree from an accredited institution in the U.S. are exempt from this requirement).

Program Requirements

ELFH 600Introduction to Research Methods and Statistics3
Leadership 1
EDAP 677Developing Collaborative Groups: Facilitating, Coaching and Mentoring3
EDAP 642Literacy Learning and Cultural Differences3
or EDSP 618 Instructional Technology for Students with Special Needs
Area of Emphasis
EDAP 688Designing a Technology Integrated Curriculum 13
EDAP 690Teaching with Multimedia Tools 13
EDAP 587Teaching and Learning Online 13
EDAP 601Teaching with Emerging Technologies 1,23
EDAP 681Teacher Leadership in Practice3
Select 9 credit hours of electives:9
Introduction to Educational Technology: Integrating Technology into Instruction 1
Curriculum Theory
Teaching Mathematics with Technology
Literacy, Teaching and Technology
Using the Internet in P-12 Teaching 1
Other courses, as approved by advisor
Minimum Total Hours33

Mid-point Assessment: Completion of 15 credit hours and at least half of ISTE Technology Standards met within Teacher Performance Assessment; scored Target or Exemplary on all advanced rubrics including dispositions assessment, and minimum 3.0 GPA.

Degree Assessment:
Successful completion of all required courses and all ISTE Technology Standards met within Teacher Performance Assessment; scored Target or Exemplary on all advanced rubrics including dispositions assessment; Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA with no more than two grades of C.